On April 2, 1971.

Donny Hathaway same

On April 2, 1971, “Atco” label released the second self-titled Donny Hathaway album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Donny Hathaway.

Personnel:

  • Donny Hathaway – lead vocals, keyboards
  • John Littlejohn – vocals, guitar
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Steve Novosel – bass guitar
  • Chuck Rainey- bass guitar
  • Phil Upchurch- bass guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Morris Jennings – drums
  • Jack Jennings – percussion
  • King Curtis- tenor saxophone
  • Joe Newman – trumpet solo
  • Myrna Summers- backing vocals
  • Sammy Turner – backing vocals
  • R. Bailey – backing vocals
  • Cissy Houston- backging vocals
  • Judy Clay – backing vocals
  • Interdenominational Singers – backing vocals
  • Sylvia Shemwell – backing vocals
  • Myrna Smith- backing vocals
  • Ivory Stone – backing vocals
  • Deirdre Tuck Corley – backing vocals
  • Lillian Tynes – backing vocals
  • Ronald Bright – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Giving Up – Van McCoy
  2. A Song for You – Leon Russell
  3. Little Girl – Billy Preston
  4. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – Bob Russell and Bobby Scott
  5. Magnificent Sanctuary Band – Dorsey Burnette
  6. She Is My Lady – George S. Clinton
  7. I Believe in Music – Mac Davis
  8. Take a Love Song – Donny Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor
  9. Put Your Hand in the Hand – Gene MacLellan

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